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Ontario Public Library Week

Celebrations for Ontario Public Library Week 2017 will be held from October 15 to 21, 2017.

The theme for Ontario Public Library Week 2017 is:

A Visit Will Get You Thinking

An annual fall event, Ontario Public Library Week was first announced by the province in 1985 and has since become the focus for promoting public library services in Ontario.

A strong library system is the cornerstone of a strong community. Ontario Public Library Week recognizes the important contribution Ontario's public libraries make to education, literacy and life-long learning in Ontario communities. With more than 1,134 service points throughout Ontario, public libraries' patrons make over 72 million in person visits to local libraries across Ontario annually, as well as over 108 million electronic visits and over 19 million social media visits. Also every library branch in the province provides access to electronic information through the Internet.

Ontario Library Assocation is lead for Ontario for Ontario Public Library Week planning and Canadian Library Month participation. Public libraries, dedicated librarians, library staff and devoted volunteers across the province plan special activities to celebrate Ontario Public Library Week and many public libraries also celebrate Canadian Library Month. So, check out your local library online.